McCartney ADR Inc.

Effective dispute resolution

Disputes eat up time, challenge relationships, and can be very expensive.  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a way to avoid costly litigation and to achieve solutions - quickly, affordably and amicably.  Mediation, facilitated discussion, and neutral evaluation may all be used to comply with parties’ obligations to “consider and engage in a dispute resolution process” referenced in the Alberta Rules of Court.

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Mediation

Mediation, facilitated discussion, and neutral third party evaluation may all be used to comply with parties’ obligations to “consider and engage in a dispute resolution process” referenced in the Alberta Rules of Court.

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Arbitration

Arbitration (Private Court) offers privacy of proceedings and result, choice of decision-maker, quick access for interim matters, and finality. Streamlined procedure, extended sitting hours and maximizing the use of technology can reduce time and costs.

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Recent Posts

New Book with Guidance for the Construction Industry

Authors George Jergeas , PhD, and Lames Lozon, PhD, have just published this book with excellent advise for leaders in the construction industry. It provides “guidance on how to apply Benevolent Dictatorship in conjunction with proven best practices and methodologies for effective project delivery and execution.” Of course, best practices include actions taken to avoid […]

Public Arbitration Hearing

I have recently completed a 3-day public arbitration hearing as a panel member in a dispute between the  Qikiqtani Inuit Association and Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation. The dispute involves the interpretation of the Inuit Impact and Benefit Agreement between the parties concerning the Mary River Project in Nunavut. The IIBA states that the proceedings and all […]

ADR Update Newsletter

The Alberta Queen’s Bench has 19 vacancies. With judicial time prioritized for criminal and family matters involving abuse and children, there are no JDR dates available through June 2017 in Calgary or Edmonton. It’s a great time to engage in mediation and arbitration to resolve claims quickly and efficiently. PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY IN ARBITRATION: Privacy […]